Students need to apply in Malasakit Centers Help Desks located in airports to get an exemption
Manila, Philippines — Students are now exempted from paying airport terminal fees at airports owned and operated by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) starting August 1, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
In its Facebook account, the DOTr posted a memorandum signed by CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco waiving the terminal fees for students enrolled in preschool to college, vocational schools and training centers.
“Starting tomorrow, 01 August 2019, students will be exempted from paying terminal fees at all airports owned and operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP),” DOTr wrote.
Qualified students who will avail of the exemption shall apply for a student exemption certificate at Malasakit Help Desks located in airports.
“Student passengers with flights starting 01 August 2019 and purchased previously within a period of one year may seek for refund of the terminal fee that was integrated into their airline tickets purchased at point of sale or online,” the memorandum said.
“All Malasakit Help Desks at CAAP-operated airports shall serve as refund counters until such time the airlines are able to facilitate the exemption in their booking system,” the DOTr Facebook page added.
Students who intend to avail the exemption must apply for a student exemption certificate at Malasakit Help Desks located in airports.
An application form must be filled out and submitted together with a photocopy of a valid school ID and or school registration and enrolment form.
CAAP manages international airports in Kalibo, Davao, Iloilo, General Santos, and Puerto Princesa, among others.
The agency said this initiative is part of the government’s efforts to provide Filipinos comfortable lives.